Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Cupcake Trachta Provides Security at NorCo News Conference
Wearing dark sunglasses and earpiece, Cupcake stood guard outside the Mosaic store, prompting a few who passed him to wonder if he was one himself. That would change whenever he opened his mouth. His Brooklyn accent broke the eardrums of a few of the beautiful people.
When he saw me coming, he immediately hopped onto the phone to ask for back up. A part-time cop soon showed up, but even that wasn't enough. He also called in meter maid Mike Tarnok, who accused me correctly of feeding slugs into meters.
When I stopped inside the Mosaic store, I was shocked at the number of people there for the news conference. Most of them were young ladies, perhaps fresh out of college They are all on somebody's payroll, and my guess is we somehow are footing the bill for their weekly mani-pedis.
Although it seems that Brown managed to bring his entire DCED staff to this announcement, not a single member of Nazareth Borough Council was there. Nor was Mayor Carl Strye, Jr.
I did see NazarethNow's Stephanie Varone. Though she was dressed in a beautiful black dress, she's no femme fatale. In fact, she's been the spark behind so many of the new small businesses that have come into Nazareth.
Nobody acknowledged her, naturally.
After it was over, I did bump into Peg Ferraro and Glenn Geissinger, both of whom were late because they had just been searched by Cupcake Trachta.